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Jun
18
Thu
Art After Hours @ Gari Melchers Home and Studio Tickets
Jun 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Art After Hours @ Gari Melchers Home and Studio

Join us for another toe-tapping evening of live music provided by local bands in the beautiful summer setting of our lawn and gardens. Enjoy homegrown Stafford County crafted beer, wine and food trucks. Visit the studio and galleries of American artist Gari Melchers. Sponsored by Stafford County Tourism.

Free admission. Tickets for beer/wine $5 and food trucks accept cash or credit. Stay tuned for registration details. Questions please contact Meghan Pcsolyar, mpcsolya@umw.edu.

Jun
28
Sun
Woodland Hike @ Gari Melchers Home and Studio Tickets
Jun 28 @ 2:00 pm
Woodland Hike @ Gari Melchers Home and Studio

Conducted by Virginia Master Naturalists, these free, informative walks cover a mile of trails in both woodlands and fields, and also touch on the historic ruins of Belmont’s past. Please wear sturdy footwear. Meet outside the Visitor Center.

Jul
5
Sun
Curator’s Tour @ Gari Melchers Home and Studio Tickets
Jul 5 @ 2:00 pm
Curator's Tour @ Gari Melchers Home and Studio

The public is invited to a behind-the-scenes tour of the museum operations at Gari Melchers Home and Studio led by 35-year veteran at the property, Joanna Catron. Start at Visitor Center.

Members free, Non-members $10. Limited to 12. Reservations required.
Contact: Jennifer Pinkerton at jpinkert@umw.edu or 540-654-1842

Jul
16
Thu
Art After Hours @ Gari Melchers Home and Studio Tickets
Jul 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Art After Hours @ Gari Melchers Home and Studio

Join us for another toe-tapping evening of live music provided by local bands in the beautiful summer setting of our lawn and gardens. Enjoy homegrown Stafford County crafted beer, wine and food trucks. Visit the studio and galleries of American artist Gari Melchers. Sponsored by Stafford County Tourism.

Free admission. Tickets for beer/wine $5 and food trucks accept cash or credit. Stay tuned for registration details. Questions please contact Meghan Pcsolyar, mpcsolya@umw.edu.

Jul
18
Sat
Saturday Garden Stroll @ Gari Melchers Home and Studio Tickets
Jul 18 @ 10:15 am
Saturday Garden Stroll @ Gari Melchers Home and Studio

Join Belmont Garden Manager Jody Wilken for a walking tour of the beautiful grounds at Gari Melchers Home and Studio. Approximately 45 minutes, rain or shine. Wear proper shoes for uneven terrain.

Free admission, limited to 25 participants. Register with Jody Wilken at jwilken@umw.edu or 540-654-1839.

Jul
26
Sun
Woodland Hike @ Gari Melchers Home and Studio Tickets
Jul 26 @ 2:00 pm
Woodland Hike @ Gari Melchers Home and Studio

Conducted by Virginia Master Naturalists, these free, informative walks cover a mile of trails in both woodlands and fields, and also touch on the historic ruins of Belmont’s past. Please wear sturdy footwear. Meet outside the Visitor Center.

Aug
9
Sun
Golden Hours Sunset Photo Session @ Gari Melchers Home and Studio Tickets
Aug 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Golden Hours Sunset Photo Session @ Gari Melchers Home and Studio

For only two nights in 2020, Belmont’s grounds will be open after hours for photographers to catch that “golden hour.” Photographers with clients are welcome. All interested photographers must reserve their spot by May 1. On the day of the event, photographers must pay a $50 photography fee upon arrival. Spots will be limited, so register fast. Contact Buffy Knappenberger at eknappen@umw.edu or 540-654-1843.

 

 

Aug
11
Tue
Gari Melchers’ Birthday Celebration @ Gari Melchers Home and Studio Tickets
Aug 11 all-day
Gari Melchers' Birthday Celebration @ Gari Melchers Home and Studio

Come celebrate the 160th anniversary of Gari Melchers’ birth. Admission is $1.60 to those who say “Happy Birthday!” Let Melchers inspire you to create your own art. Free-to-use art supplies will be available or you may bring your own. Birthday cake will be served.

Aug
15
Sat
Saturday Garden Stroll @ Gari Melchers Home and Studio Tickets
Aug 15 @ 10:15 am – 10:15 am
Saturday Garden Stroll @ Gari Melchers Home and Studio

Join Belmont Garden Manager Jody Wilken for a walking tour of the beautiful grounds at Gari Melchers Home and Studio. Approximately 45 minutes, rain or shine. Wear proper shoes for uneven terrain.

Free admission, limited to 25 participants. Register with Jody Wilken at jwilken@umw.edu or 540-654-1839.

Aug
30
Sun
Woodland Hike @ Gari Melchers Home and Studio Tickets
Aug 30 @ 2:00 pm
Woodland Hike @ Gari Melchers Home and Studio

Conducted by Virginia Master Naturalists, these free, informative walks cover a mile of trails in both woodlands and fields, and also touch on the historic ruins of Belmont’s past. Please wear sturdy footwear. Meet outside the Visitor Center.